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organizing committee and the event authority in working together with the city and the port in making sure this got thrust out as one of the first projects to be visibly there to signal a legacy that will go well beyond the two hostings of america's cup. see how i slipped that in there? for years and years, this will be the legacy not only as a cruise ship terminal, but they love these opportunities where there is creations and more space for people to come and visit. residents as well as outside visitors to show case. on days like this where you live on lombardy, you can see how lucky we are. i feel very lucky to be a mayor of a great city to have
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so many great parts working so fabulously together whether it's public works, fire chief, police stations working together. we do it locally and do it the right way. this is so exemplary of these kinds of projects that have gone all the way on every front to be so inclusive for everybody. and, just in a very short few weeks, we'll see the sailing races that begin. i know america's cup will be taking over this spot for the months for the races beginning this weekend, but in a very short time after that in march, we'll begin phase 2 of this project which is the public works and
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recollect recreation and park. phil is here to make sure this happens. you are standing on two-and-a-half acres that will be the most beautiful space you will see in your lifetime as we landscape this and there will be people that will appreciate this area that compliments this beautiful terminal and 20 thousand people will embark from this terminal and spends lots of money here. and now that is to fast forward these projects whether it's here, the space and now you see the construction along the jefferson realm and how we are going to change that area and improve it and all the water front improvements. these are
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great gifts. i look forward to all of these projects, to this, not only this ribbon cutting but continued collaboration with everyone in the city as to how we build on our success and keep the promise that san francisco will present itself as it's world class status should for everybody who wants to come into this city, they get to enjoy the world class city that is san francisco, thank you very much. >> thank you so much mr. mayor. we are glad to have you leading our team. we look forward to many more days like today. so thank you all for bringing that great spirit with you today. before i introduce the next speaker, i would like to mention former port
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commissioners who are here, this project is such a long time coming, they have each and everyone great roll in it. i would like to present fire commissioner, former planning commissioner rodney fong, and former commissioner f x kroully and lazarus. and former port commissioner frankie lee. thank you all for your leadership. and continuely pushing us to get here today. now it's my honor to introduce the president of our board of supervisors, someone from the day when he was elected he became involved in this project chaming it for all of us, not just a place where we can work but also a place where we can
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be entertained and enjoy it and it's so important for him that this terminal and this site is fullness for the fabric of the city and i would leak like to say a special thank you to the board of supervisors david chew. >> thank you. i would like to welcome you to the most beautiful district of san francisco. i'm sorry kim and i were late because we left a meeting that is still going on right now. 21 years ago i visited san francisco for the first time as a tourist. i walked along these piers, i decided that i had to live in san francisco some day. it is
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so amazing to me to be able to wake up and represent the district that includes some of the most beautiful neighborhoods in the city that includes this water front. as monique alluded as i ran in 2008, my constituents said what are you going to do to make sure this doesn't fall into the water piers. with the jefferson project moving forward and with the american cup moving forward and with this incredible opening, we are rebuilding what 21st water front is all about. i'm so excited because i know for the better part of this century we are going to see millions of folks come to this very point, the intersection of
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land and sea, the intersection of one of the most beautiful -- of the world. when i think of the elected officials, i think of some okay if on this cruise ship terminal there is going to be a young ed lee from seattle, a young freddie brown and someone like james coming from new york city come here or a 21-year-old chinese kid from the city of boston who is coming to this spot and say i'm going to make san francisco my home because of the work that you have done together. think
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for thank you for part of this vision. >> thank you president chew. i have a long list of things for you to do. glad you are game. mohammed i know that he would have want to say how wonderfully and great the department of public works has been on behalf of the city of this project. they responded to the ports call for help and the most flexible allies as we have come along to accommodate newer and greater budgets, they
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have great architectural design teams, and so many others and i know that mohammed would really want to thank all of the workers who are here on site, but most especially the members of the department of public works and the port staff who have made this all possible and so in mohammed's absence, thank you all. >> next it is my honor to introduce turner construction. he's leading this group on the most amazing american made project. as you look around you will notice there is great structural steel american made. there is great glass, american made. as the mayor mentioned
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there is tremendous local hire participation. regional participation. this is built by those who will use it and love it forever. we commend all of you for doing that. so please help me welcome kauf dar. >> first let me thank the director to include me in the design project today. and secondly let me take the opportunity to thank the mayor and his administration and the leadership in the city of san francisco because these are exciting times for design and construction industry. as you can witness as we drive around you see the cranes. it was not too long ago, as you remember, july 17, the topping out of the
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last steel beam. it's only about 7-and-a-half months later she's all dressed up and ready for the promise at a remarkable speed. this project i believe has achieved new levels of collaboration for the public project. we started construction in about may 1st and 10 months later the project is done. this could not have been done without the collaboration with the port, the d p w and the management team behind me. i think this project could become a good case study for how fast. the mayor spoke of the numbers in how we are almost 20 percent micro businesses participating in the first phase. over 25 percent of the san francisco residents working object
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on-the-job and a thousand workers. every worker that comes to the site comes to an orientation. based on those numbers when we start phase two in november, i would imagine we'll have six or 700 jobs created. i want to thank the contractors, the unions, the design team and the leadership for the success of this project. thank you. >> thank you. ladies and gentlemen please can i have a round of applause for all the workers who delivered this in crazy hours, crazy days, working at night. you know how cold it is out here at night? i'm impressed. those fingers work really hard. next it's my honor to introduce the president of the port
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commission. dorene, charges this under new territory under here guidance and expanding like crazy and doing amazing things and attracting all of your support. please welcome port commission president dorene. >> good afternoon. i have been very blessed to all of the commissioners to be here today and i'm certainly not alone. when mayor asked me about the port commission and we talked a lot about the challenges and all the issues. i guess i never knew how much reward there is going to be in being on the commission when you see within a short few months you see the realization of dreams and
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visions of what makes the water front so exciting. i think i have joined in a great period where we are activateing the water area from jefferson street to where we see jack bare from the giants. it's just endless. i can tell i we have long commission meetings but we've all loved the work we are doing. i think we want to thank so many people because certainly without dedication and perseverance we could not have made this happen and if you think about the enormous collaboration. we would like to thank the mayor, the board of supervisor and mr. chew, the
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former port commissioner david lee that recommended a public finances project. we know there were several attempts. this is the fourth attempt before this happened. we have a lot of communities involved, the advisory group and the commerce advisory committee has provided a lot of input and in terms of other president of other commissioners, and unfortunately commissioner adams couldn't be here today,
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>> i think this is also, the cruising industry puts over $30 million into the local economy. i think the first thing we are very excite d to be able to go off with a big bang and as the first user and that couldn't be more than more fire crackers to be the first user and with everybody with all the plans they have and i'm going to allow steven to explain to you what's going to happen to the terminal with the america's
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cup. steven? >> thank you. congratulations to the city and to the port on this time. the cruise ship terminal really looks fantastic. what i would like to do is thank monique again. she said to me the cruise ship channel would be ready for us to take it on in march. i have to apologize. i was a little skeptical. i might have said that once or twice. it really is an fantastic effort by the port in the next 12 weeks we
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are getting it ready for the international media. the public will be involved in the entertainment areas and into a sports bar for the conflict. if you look behind me up there. all of the people that come here, the international media to experience the america's cup in san francisco. it's absolutely fantastic. as i said, for us this is a start. we've got about 10-12 weeks to get this facility ready. that's what we are doing to get ourselves to the start of the summer here in san francisco. that period starts around the 4th of july and go until about the 20th of
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september. we are going to experience 50 days of racing up and down the bay. all i want to say in conclusion is we are very proud to be alongside the city and the port. we are thrilled that the america's cup is to help get this facility here to san franciscoance. thank you very much. >> thank you all, turner and everyone for making me look good. i mentioned at the outset that this is only in a san francisco moment. the one thing i haven't mentioned yet that this is the only facility that is going to tame, diesel, powered engines and wind powered boats for vastly different uses. we couldn't be more proud of that opportunity
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and we thank you steven barclay for that opportunity to show case how ports can be modernized to show present and past and future. i would also like to recognize some members from the america as cup organizing committee here today. thank them for all they have done to make this a marquis for our city. now we are going to cut the ribbon here and invite all of you to come upstairs to see for yourselves this perfect picture frame of the i iconic and exciting san francisco from the bay bridge, to the building to the tower and the beautiful housing nestled into telegraph
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hill. it's one and only in the world and thank you for being part of it. 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. [ applause ] >> what a glorious day. welcome to the library. it is my pleasure to be here for
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today's celebration. i would like to thank our people from the opera house. in particular i would like to give the executive director of the opera house a round of applause here. where are you? how about that wonderful &m. music. they are led by mohammed bhangra. let's give them a round of applause. it wasn't too long ago that we had our wonderful ground breaking ceremony and at that ceremony we were led in a beautiful invocation by the past or oral yus walker. he's back to lead us. with that, pastor walk er.
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>> to our distinguished leaders and city officials, brothers and sisters. before i do the invocation i would like to talk real quickly, a young man in the greek culture, he wanted to be wide and was determined to gain wisdom. so socrates, he said i want wisdom. socrates walked down to the beach, walked to the water and deducted him in the water and said what do you want. he said noble socrates, i want wisdom. when he came up, he said, i want -- i want -- he said when you want wisdom, you are going to get wisdom. that's why we
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have this great facility here today to change the image of this community from violence and killing and all those negative things to positive wisdom for the glory of god. would you be so kind to join me in the word of prayer. we are here today in the community. we want to this you forgiving the city officials, the people, all those responsible for beginning this process and you have completed, that's the joy of completion. and you said like wisdom, let him ask you give us all men -- wisdom is more precious than gold and silver. god we claim that and thank you for this neighborhood and for those responsible in thy name we pray, in god, amenen.
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>> thank you pastor walker. and we would like to thank pastor bailey from the church and for an allowing us to have this construction site on their parking lot. thank you to baptist church for today's celebration as well. thank you very much let's now take a moment to hear from our library neighbor. it's always wonderful to celebrate with poetry. i would like to introduce alejandro -- >> thank you. you cannot imagine how happy i am here today. i remember whether the opera opened and what a day
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with the community and with the bay view opera house and the bay view library here, anchoring this community with our young people with hope, with poetry and literacy, that this will be the new creative center of san francisco where poets, artist and musicians are welcomed and can find to spirit to change the perception of the neighborhood as the reverend said . i want to offer a program, the initiative to create murals with poems of your people all over this neighborhood and that will be one of the projects i hope to launch in the coming months. now full permit me i will do a poem in on of the bay view library. >> "today i'm going to wear a
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hat. wave hello to the world or maybe a mysterious fad era brim down low. i would investigate the missing brown buffalo. or perhaps a greek fisher man's cap in honor of the sirens and mermaids rocking me or a big mexican so sombrero would do, or i could make a crazy cat hat with balloons and then i stroll down third street or a
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brown berate and shout power to the people and other slogans i forget. i could try a cloud with a blue ribbon wrapped around it like a song or none of that. today, in honor of the new brand new bay view library, today, i'm going to wear the sky as my hat and then i will pass it on to you so you can wear it too thank you alejandro. power to the people. he wants to make the city of poets.


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